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ARIA MUSIC AWARDS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO KEITH URBAN
In recognition of outstanding sales and chart success in the U.S. market,
country music star keith urban is this year's Outstanding Achievement Award
recipient. A Nashville resident for the past eight years, keith will be
making a whirlwind two-day trip home to accept the award. The Outstanding
Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary achievement by an Australian
artist overseas and/or at home. Previous recipients of this prestigious
award include Kylie Minogue, INXS, Savage Garden and silverchair to name a
Urban Honored Down Under
Keith Urban will be in his native Australia Wednesday (Oct. 3) to receive
the Australian Recording Industry Association's outstanding achievement
award. Urban will receive the award during the ARIA's annual awards show at
the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. The honor recognizes extraordinary
achievement by an Australian artist overseas or at home. "What genuinely
moves me about this is that it is a non-genre award," Urban said. "Every
performer values it when they are acknowledged for their artistry rather
than for just the specific genre of music they are working in."
URBAN FINDS "SOMEBODY LIKE YOU"
KEITH URBAN seems to have found "Somebody Like You." He wrote that single while he was getting over the
breakup with his longtime fiancee. But Urban showed up at CMA rehearsals this weekend with model NIKI TAYLOR, and they
were holding hands. They also took off together for the airport to pick up his mom and dad, in Nashville from Down Under this week, to see the
show. Meanwhile, Urban tells sources that he and Taylor are "good friends." She's in the video for "Somebody Like You."
keith has a new duet with Olivia Newton-John (on her CD
called "(2)") called "Sunburned Country"-- a song they wrote together after meeting
at a songwriting seminar and discovering they were both reading the same book about
Australia, "In a Sunburned Country"
Olivia fans are currently petitioning her record label in Australia to release
this song as a single!
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